- a senior student at an English public school who is given authority over other students.
Also prepositor, prepostor.
Origin of praepostor
Also pre·pos·tor [pree-pos-ter] /priˈpɒs tər/.
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Historical Examples of prepostor
It wasn't till some year or so after the events recorded above that the prepostor of their room and passage left.Tom Brown's Schooldays
- British rare a prefect in any of certain public schools
Word Origin for prepositor
C16: from Latin praepositus placed before
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